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Living up to the “Left Coast” Name

The “left coast” mostly lived up to its name during the midterms, though occasional signs of dissent could be seen. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom won big, and the GOP saw no major statewide successes.
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The Democrats’ False Victory

A stronger-than-expected Midterms performance doesn’t mask the fact that the progressives remain a dominant faction in the party — with an associated agenda that, outside of deep blue-college towns and core cities, commands little electoral support.
Geography is increasingly a factor in U.S. politics, and growth is happening mostly in "red" states

A Tale of Two Americas

Tuesday’s Midterms were not a victory for conservative or progressive ideology, but an assertion of the growing power of geography in American politics.

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